Submitted by veridicus on April 9, 2014 - 11:51am.
Oh that's just what we need...
Can't wait for the "democracy" vs "gnu-democracy" wars.
(democracy is a KERNEL, not a political system...)
Submitted by veridicus on April 9, 2014 - 11:39am.
What the hell am I going to do with 500 Soylent News Is People t-shirts if the name changes?
Submitted by veridicus on April 7, 2014 - 2:35pm.
When the service is free
... you are the product.
Submitted by operagost on March 27, 2014 - 4:00pm.
Indeed, unfortunately SI prefixes [wikipedia.org] run out before we can really do anything useful with it (unless you're into particle physics). Therefore, I suggest we standardize on the yotta-planck-length (YPL, pronounced "yoople") as our base unit, utilizing SI prefixes on top of that:
-Intel's new Haswell architecture utilizes a 1361-yoople process.
As you can see, we run out of SI prefixes again for astronomical scales, so we should use the yottayoople (YYP, pronounced "yippee") for that:
-The Milky Way galaxy is about 59 megayippees across
Submitted by ancientt on January 29, 2014 - 11:38am.
Millions of years of evolution in an environment with gravity has really screwed up our plans for galactic supremacy.
Submitted by ancientt on January 22, 2014 - 6:24pm.
that's why I drive alone in my SUV to work and am hostile in my cubicle so nobody bothers me.
Submitted by zzarko on January 21, 2014 - 6:06pm.
Re:False equivalence much?
They're economists. They recognize that rich people are dying, while poor people could be paid to to take that risk instead. By removing artificial restrictions, the free market will find the efficiency maximizing solution. Because the solution that a free market finds is axiomatically the best one. /sarcasm
Submitted by ancientt on January 16, 2014 - 5:51pm.
Re:Time to Get Out
Low-level technical skills have a half-life of only about three to five years. Meaning, half of what you know is obsolete in three to five years. This is true in software engineering and also, I've read, in most other kinds of engineering.
Experienced professionals know this and compensate by making a career-long commitment to staying current and developing new skills.
By all means, I encourage anyone who cannot stand the heat to get out of the kitchen. You'll be happier in a position where learning is not required, and I'll be happier not to get stuck working with another has-been.
Re:Time to Get Out
I look forward to completing my MBA and becoming your manager.
How do you feel about working weekends?
Submitted by ancientt on January 15, 2014 - 2:13pm.
realworld suggestions for Java 8
Ive found several benefits to removing Java 8 entirely.
Submitted by ancientt on January 7, 2014 - 3:09pm.
Re:Waste of Time
Maybe you should read about this one weird computer security tip discovered by a mom. Malware writers hate her!
Submitted by ancientt on January 6, 2014 - 8:38pm.
Re:If you have a better idea ...
Well we all understand the Trousers of Time, Archchancellor, but I don't see what that has to do with the Bursar and a rubber sheet?
Submitted by zzarko on December 30, 2013 - 2:52am.
Re:Desktop is so 2011
You don't have a job, do you?
Because, you know, not everybody makes a living browsing the Facebook using a tablet...
Submitted by ancientt on December 18, 2013 - 9:32pm.
Re:easy come, easy go
Nah, they're safe as houses.
Submitted by ancientt on November 22, 2013 - 8:57pm.
That happened to me. I set my owner on fire.
Submitted by flexplexico on November 4, 2013 - 10:33pm.
Meh. Virgin spotting on /. is like birdwatching in an aviary.